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Is day dreaming good for you?

Is day dreaming good for you? | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
As each day passes, the pace of life seems to accelerate -- demands on productivity continue ever upward and there is hardly ever a moment when we aren't, in so...
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How to Remember Like a Pro

How to Remember Like a Pro | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Step into your "Memory Palace."
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How We Decode Dreams Today

How We Decode Dreams Today | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Fascinating new research shows what our brain is really up to while we sleep.
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What Anesthesia Can Teach Us About Consciousness

What Anesthesia Can Teach Us About Consciousness | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Going under for surgery raises a surprisingly thorny philosophical issue.
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Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say

Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Certain odors are used to trigger and re-associate frightening memories into harmless ones.
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Oliver Sacks Shares Tales of Musical Hallucinations | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Oliver Sacks Shares Tales of Musical Hallucinations | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
When the piece first premiered, critics called it “repellent,” “incomprehensible;” a “confusion.” The audience didn’t even call for an encore - a slight that threw the ...
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First mind-reading implant gives rats telepathic power - life - 28 February 2013 - New Scientist

First mind-reading implant gives rats telepathic power - life - 28 February 2013 - New Scientist | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Brain implants have allowed rats to share information with each other through thought alone
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Training people to control their dreams opens way for new therapies | News | National Post

Training people to control their dreams opens way for new therapies | News | National Post | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Long on the fringes of psychology, with its existence denied by Freud, lucid dreaming is now being used to treat nightmares, night terrors and post-traumatic stress disorder
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Study Explores Electrical Stimulation to Aid Memory

Study Explores Electrical Stimulation to Aid Memory | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
A small study shows promise that could lead to clues to encoding memory and treating neurological diseases.
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Hypnosis study unlocks secrets of unexplained paralysis

Hypnosis study unlocks secrets of unexplained paralysis | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Hypnosis has begun to attract renewed interest from neuroscientists interested in using hypnotic suggestion to test predictions about normal cognitive functioning.
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Neurons made from stem cells drive brain activity after transplantation in laboratory model

Neurons made from stem cells drive brain activity after transplantation in laboratory model | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
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Scientists create artificial memory in brain tissue, in vitro for the first time

Scientists create artificial memory in brain tissue, in vitro for the first time | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Researchers in Ohio have have discovered how to store diverse forms of artificial short-term memories in brain tissue, isolated from a living organism.
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Need to Commit Something to Memory? Sleep On It - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

Need to Commit Something to Memory? Sleep On It - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
A good night's sleep doesn't just make you feel more rested – it's also crucial for forming short- and long-term memories.
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Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code | UW Today

Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code | UW Today | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
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The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Diagnoses have soared as makers of the drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have found success with a two-decade marketing campaign.
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Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins

Sleep 'cleans' the brain of toxins | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins of a hard day's thinking, US researchers have demonstrated.
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A little brain training goes a long way

A little brain training goes a long way | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Brief use of cognitive-fitness software keeps ageing players sharp for months.
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EEG identifies seizures in hospital patients, study finds

EEG identifies seizures in hospital patients, study finds | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures and records electrical activity in the brain, is a quick and efficient way of determining whether seizures are the cause of altered mental status (AMS) and spells, according to a study by scientists at the...
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7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

7 Foods That Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer's | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Keep Your Brain Healthy
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Electrical stimulation of the brain: the benefits of the short, sharp shock

Electrical stimulation of the brain: the benefits of the short, sharp shock | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
ECT has had a bad press. But new techniques in electrical stimulation of the brain could soon treat a whole range of conditions, writes Kerri Smith
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The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! | Neurobonkers | Big Think | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
A paper published in  Psychological Science in the Public Interest  has evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions.  The report is quite a heavy document so...
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What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk?

What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk? | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
You wake up in an unfamiliar room, missing a button or two, with a few stains on your shirt that you're hoping are food-related. The last thing you remember from the night before was downing that fourth shot of Cuervo.
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Microsoft “universal translator” chatters Chinese in your own voice - SlashGear

Microsoft “universal translator” chatters Chinese in your own voice - SlashGear | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Microsoft has developed a universal translator that not only converts English speech into Chinese in real-time, but does so while preserving the speaker's own...
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tovima.gr - Επιλεκτική η αϋπνία των δελφινιών

tovima.gr - Επιλεκτική η αϋπνία των δελφινιών | Cognitive Science | Scoop.it
Την ικανότητα να παραμένουν ξύπνια και σε διαρκή εγρήγορση για ένα διάστημα 15 ημερών έχουν τα δελφίνια, επιλέγοντας να «κοιμίζουν» ένα ημισφαίριο του εγκεφάλου τους κάθε φορά.
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